Challenge and bring awareness to your students this April! Design a challenge jar for your classroom and have them participate in 28 eco-friendly challenges. Great for all elementary age students.
Students love a little friendly competition – see who can complete the most tasks this month! Find it here!
2.) Recycled Art
Allow your students to get creative! Have them bring in items from home that they planning on tossing away. It can be bottle caps, buttons, fabric, anything goes! If that idea scares you with the possible classroom clutter, limit your students to bring only things they can fit in a paper bag or in their backpack.
If they decide to create three-dimensional art, challenge them to engineer something new! Consider it a STEM activity!
3.) Create Bird Feeders
Have students bring an empty milk jug or milk carton. Cut the opening in the center of one side with an X-Acto knife. Then allow the students to paint and decorate the carton as they wish. Use a popsicle stick as the perch or have the students collect sticks from outside.
This resource is great for all primary students celebrating Earth Day!
This interactive project with folds, flaps, and pockets works well with any Earth Day lesson.
Students brainstorm and write “How I.. (the three R’s) Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” They will also discuss ways to conserve (water) and compose an Earth Day promise.
Students choose an environmental issue or concern to write what they want to change and how they will take action.
Students will also create a “How I’ll Save the Planet“ magazine or recycled collage!
Recycling vocabulary is included in a recycling bin word sort! Students will read different items and decide which recycling bin pocket to place them in. Find it here!